Executive Leadership School 2019: Leadership Principles and Practices from Leading Institutions

  • Executive Leadership School: Leadership Principles and Practices from Leading Institutions

  • August 20 – 22, 2019

  • Kuching, Malaysia

  • Early Bird Rate: RM2,900 per participant (limited to 40 participants)

    Regular Rate: RM3,200 per participant (limited to 40 participants)

  • Junior-level working professionals, government officials, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, with less than 7-years of working experience.

  • +603-7491-8716 / 7

Content Overview

Exercising “leadership” is not about being the one in charge or on the top of the hierarchy; rather it is about being the one, regardless of position, that recognizes and faces the most uncertain and critical challenges and mobilizes others to tackle them, with the intention of a brighter future and better world.

This 3-day leadership workshop exposes you to varied leadership paradigms to better understand what real leadership looks like. Through a mixture of plenary sessions and interactive workshops, you will have opportunities to learn effective communication skills to engage, motivate and mobilize peers towards common goals. You will also be exposed to innovative paradigms that can add value for business growth to create sustainable development.

By the end of the program, you will acquire a holistic and well-rounded appreciation of the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset, the keys to effective communications, and how to be a good team player.

Key Outcomes

Through the program, participants will:

  • Learn to orchestrate a process of adaptive change and creative problem solving in times of uncertainty
  • Engage in a process that allows one to identify personal barriers to change and a method to overcome them
  • Gain a toolkit of skills to gain insights, solve problems, and instill a disciplined collaborative ecosystem
  • Learn how to manage competing stakeholders and the losses associated with change
  • Learn how to use creativity, power, and authority to mobilize teams
  • Create the framework of a plan for how to put the concepts learned into action
  • Develop strategies for using one’s character to building value-add relationships within their organization
  • Create a personalized leadership action plan to make them more effective and accountable at work
Daily Schedule

Teaching Fellows

Samuel Hungsoo Kim, is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives. His work at CALI has helped it to reach over 16,000 individuals in 22 countries through 80 conferences and leadership programs. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is the editor of nine books and regularly writes opinion pieces and editorials. He has worked for and with over 30 renowned organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, Samsung, and Toyota.

Haley Burns

Haley joins us from Cambridge, MA where she recently earned her M.Ed at Harvard University. Her interests are in multilingual education, humanitarian response, and improving global education quality. At Harvard, Haley took courses in management and leadership including Performance Leadership: Producing Results in Public and Private Sectors and Strategic Communications for Policy Change. Prior to graduate school, Haley worked in international education for six years. She has consulted on a variety of projects including school governance, international school accreditation, and implementing ed-tech platforms in low-income countries. Haley grew up in Colorado, USA, has an affinity for animals, and enjoys reading and cooking.

Codi Caton

Codi is an international educator with years of experience in the classroom and out. Notably, Codi worked as an English Language consultant at the African Union in Addis Ababa and recently earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University. At Harvard, Codi honed negotiation and communication skills, learning from Harvard Laws most respected negotiators. He also took courses in financial management, economics, and policy. Codi now hopes to coach leaders on how to build mutual gain at work and at home.

Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner is a professional trainer and community organizer with over ten years of international experience in community building and education. As a local university faculty member under the auspices of the United States Peace Corps in the Ukraine, he chaired programs and meetings among 10 community groups to promote civil society, he led the leadership programming for secondary school students, and led USAID-funded health and wellness camps for over 200 middle school students. While in Kazakhstan also under the U.S. Peace Corps, he supported strategic planning efforts while directing camps for local youth. In the United States and Chinese Taiwan, he designed and directed various language programs for business professionals and students, as well as training programs for teachers. While at Harvard University, he trained under Professor of Education Leadership Monica Higgins. Matthew holds an M.A. in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

Sarah K. Osborne

Sarah received her master’s degree from Harvard, where she focused her studies on dynamic management and improved evaluation of complex international development projects and programs. She is particularly interested in using data to continuously adapt and better manage complex programs. Prior to Harvard, Sarah worked for one of the largest international development contractors to manage the implementation of international development programs across sub-Saharan Africa funded by USAID, the World Bank, and UNICEFF. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Political Science with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has lived and worked in Thailand, India, Senegal, and Tanzania.

Stefano Zordan

Born and raised in the North of Italy, Stefano moved first to Ireland after graduating from high school and then to Harvard to study at the intersection of philosophy and political theory. At Harvard he encountered the framework of Adaptive Leadership and it clicked with him for its systemic approach to complexity. He then worked as a teaching assistant and I became a member of the Adaptive Leadership Network. The following year, upon moving back to Italy, he created his own Adaptive Leadership firm, which has been working with universities, companies and the public sector to spread a more systemic vision of leadership. He also edited the Italian version of the book “The Practice of Adaptive Leadership” (2018). He is an eager traveler, loves music and history.